|Woman of the Year, Rebekah Hook|
Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins of the 78th Assembly District recently announced the 2015 Women of the Year honorees and two SDLA members made the list. In the past, the speaker selected one woman in her district as the Woman of the Year in honor of March's Women's History Month.
In 2015, the speaker decided to recognize ten extraordinary women from different San Diego communities with input from local groups. Current board members, Rebekah Hook (2013 Fellow) and Midori Wong (2010 Fellow), were recognized for their contributions to San Diego and representing North Park and Downtown, respectively.
"The biggest thing I have noticed that is changing, is that young leaders--who are qualified and strong candidates--are being elected to serve the community. I think the norm was that people had to be a certain age, but all of that seems to be changing--and for the better," states Rebekah Hook in the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News profile.
Rebekah and Midori will be honored at a private luncheon for the awards ceremony on March 13, 2015 at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in Mission Beach.
The San Diego Leadership Alliance is pleased to introduce its 2015 Institute Fellows!
From the law to labor, government to green initiatives, and community advocacy to social justice work, this is SDLA's sixth cohort of San Diego's emerging progressive leaders.
Our City San Diego recently profiled 21 of the region’s up and coming community leaders. Their “Who’s Next” feature included a large number of individuals from the San Diego Leadership Alliance.
We are excited to see so many of our SDLA participants recognized for their commitment to civic life in San Diego.
January 27th marked the kick-off of the 2015-2016 San Diego Leadership Alliance Institute! We at the SDLA welcome this sixth class of progressive individuals. Our benchmark SDLA Institute aims to provide these Fellows with the tools needed to become leaders in San Diego.
Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page as we introduce the 2015 Fellows individually.
2014 San Diego Leadership Alliance Fellow Jeff Graves has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Lambda Archives, an organization that collects, preserves, and teaches the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual,and transgender people in the San Diego and Northern Baja California region.
"There is no doubt that my gained experience, skills and overall participation with the San Diego Leadership Alliance has played a positive role and will continue to help me achieve my goals in moving forward a progressive agenda via community activism in San Diego," Graves says.
In its mission to develop the next generation of progressive leaders in San Diego, the SDLA encourages and equips Fellows with the skills necessary to join boards and commissions.
More information on the Lambda Archives can be found at their website, http://www.lambdaarchives.us/.